Can you believe that summer is just about over? The nights are getting cooler and we actually had to build a fire this evening. Talk about crazy. It seems like just yesterday that the little guy and I were hangin’ out in the pool.
Of course the new school year starts next week and today I thought it’d be all kinds of awesome to share how we put together a daily schedule. You know, because homeschool is all about making things work for you and we definitely have lots of experience with that.
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Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids.
The goal for this year is to do Mother Goose Time every day during the week, which means we might need to get a little creative with scheduling.
Oh, and I’m not sure if I mentioned it or not, but there are a few mornings each week that we have activities. Preschool Story Time is on Wednesday mornings and the little guy’s gymnastics class is on Thursday mornings.
And then there’s the fact that I work in the evenings, so we kinda need to get stuff done. Or at least we need to get through anything that the little guy can’t do independently before it’s time for me to start.
One of the things that I’m considering doing differently this year is setting up the Invitation to Create and the Investigation Station the night before so that the little guy can come and go throughout the day.
I actually just finished rearranging + reorganizing the studio again and I made it a point to create a few different workspaces for him. One will obviously be the sensory table with our Investigation Station as well as either sand or water beads and the other will be our Invitation to Create.
Leaving art supplies and sensory activities accessible to a preschooler definitely involves a lot of learning. The little guy knows the rules, though. Keep it in the bin and only paint on paper. That’s overly simplified, but I’m sure you get the idea. Let’s put it this way. He knows what’s his versus what’s mine and what he is and isn’t allowed to do.
What I’m thinking is that we’ll do our read aloud while we eat breakfast and then calendar + weather. After that, we’ll do the circle time activities from Mother Goose Time and possibly work together on a puzzle or game.
After our critical thinking/thinking skills break, we’ll do whatever Mathematics + Reasoning and Language + Literacy activities are included in that particular day’s curriculum.
Anything else that’s on the calendar can be done after a quick snack and by then we’ll be ready to go outside and then make lunch.
Hopefully we can get through everything, but if we don’t it’s not a huge deal. Mother Goose Time includes so much awesome stuff that’s it’s actually kinda difficult to fit it all in. And besides, the little guy has his entire life to do school.
Don’t forget to check back next week to see what we’re up to with our new My Amazing Body theme!
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As a Mother Goose Time blog ambassador, I receive the Mother Goose Time Preschool curriculum in exchange for my honest and authentic stories resulting from our personal experiences. As always, my opinions on awesome stuff for little kids are 100% my own. Keep in mind that all preschoolers do things in their own time and on their own terms. What one is ready for, another might not be. Please use your best mama judgement when planning activities for your little kids. #mgtblogger
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